Hi there, my name is Stephanie Duval. I have been a storyteller all my life, and even turned it
into (part of) my job as the co-founding community marketer at RPPRT. For eight years, I
have been blogging at www.70percentpure.be, which is my little laboratory where I like to
share my favorite stories, moments and memories from my life.
All my life I have lived in Antwerp, Belgium, where I was born. But six years ago, my Belgian
husband was presented with a wonderful opportunity in Nyon, and I followed him to
Switzerland. We first lived in Geneva for three years, but when we expected our first child
we decided to move to a more quiet and green place in the Vaud. When we first moved to
Switzerland, I discovered Kids Love Design because I was looking for a String shelf unit –
which my husband bought me for my 29 th birthday.
Shortly afterwards we found out I was pregnant, and Kids Love Design became my favorite
destination for online inspiration gathering and research. I discovered so many great brands
through the shop – from Budtzbendix to Oeuf NYC – and we bought most of Juliet’s nursery
furniture and accessories in the physical shop in Divonne. That’s why I am immensely proud
and happy to have been asked to become one of the shop’s local ambassadors – an honor I
share with my blogging besties Marta Villacampa and Nienke Muller.
We all love to visit the shop in Divonne – either to catch up with lovely owner Lisa, or to
gather new inspiration. When I was pregnant I went through an ill-advised but luckily short-
lived monochromatic black-and- white phase, because I thought everything colourful for kids
was a bit tacky or loud. Thankfully the world has changed in the past couple of years, and
colourful kids’ stuff is now just as tasteful as adult interior decoration, while still playful and
child-friendly. It is my goal to keep adapting Juliet’s room as she grows older, to always
reflect her playful and energetic personality, but also to expose her to my take on design
and interior in general. Kids Love Design, with its beautiful range of both adult and kids
design, makes this so easy for me.
A few months ago, I came across this gorgeous rug from Lorena Canals new collection, and
fell instantly and deeply in love with it. To be honest, I hadn’t anticipated the rug would fit
in so well as it does. I feel like all the little things I’ve bought or found and started throwing
together now finally start making sense. From the soft pinks to the golden mustard tones
that started accumulating, it all needed just a little more colour to tie it all together. And it
turns out a tiny bit of bohémien charm, too. I found those cute tassel key chains in a
souvenir shop on Mallorca, and I love how the colours seem to fit exactly with the ones in
the rug. I couldn’t have planned it any better, but I feel like it’s even more meaningful
because it was all spur of the moment.
Juliet loves to practice baby yoga on her new rug – how awesome are Swiss daycare centres
for introducing toddlers to this? It’s also her favorite place to play hide and seek with
whatever throw or blanket is closest to her, to grab a book from the new book racks I
improvised with spice racks from IKEA and read it stretched out on the floor… We don’t
have a rug that is as fluffy and cozy as this one in our living room, so her own room is fast
becoming her favorite place to hang out.
Honestly though, Juliet’s room is quickly becoming MY favourite place to hang out… I might
need to add that little bit of Kids Love Design magic to our own bedroom, too!
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